April 2, 2014

hmv tips for 2014… BEGINNERS
by Tom
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hmv tips for 2014… BEGINNERS

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Los Angeles chilled indie types BEGINNERS…

 

Who Are They?

BEGINNERS aren't a band as such, more a collaboration between singer and producer that spiralled into something awesome. They are the brainchild of Samantha Barbera, who previously fronted hardcore punks Holy Fever and Nick Ruth, who’s produced tracks for the likes of Mikky Ekko and Active Child.

Since becoming a fully-fledged outfit, Barbera has added guitarist Neeraj Kane and drummer Jason Walker to the line-up.

 

Who Do They Sound Like?

They're a funny mixture, Barbera's voice is pure bubblegum pop, think Tegan & Sara, Chairlift, Best Coast, but Ruth's production is very dark, very 80s and very soundscapey, more Depeche Mode than anything else. It fits together gloriously.


Why Should I Be Excited?

Because they've already released a series of brilliant, dark pop songs, that's probably enough to get started.

 

Can I Hear Something?

You sure can. Their recent single 'Ever Love' is below for you to check out. You can also check out their previous single 'Who Knows' in our download store now. 

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